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   LATEST ADDITIONS
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
Sometime before the failed Aquarius home computer scheme was hatched by Mattel, the Intellivision team had attempted to expand Intellivision into the growing home computer market by turning it into a full fledged computer dubbed as the "Intellivision Keyboard Component", much in the same way Coleco was soon to do with their Adam computer. The unit featured a built-in cassette tape drive for loading and saving data. The Keyboard Component would plug into the cartridge slot on the Intellivision...
RCA Fred 2
This Fred 2 computer is a prototype designed by Joseph Weisbecker, engineer at RCA. He already imagined several early computer designs before this Fred 2 model, such as the System 00 or the original Fred concept. Fred is rather a concept imagined by Joseph Weisbecker for educational computer able to play games. This concept emerged in several hardware versions through time. The first models could be dates as early as 1970 or 1971 ! Unlike the System 00 which used only small-scale digital T...
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
MICRODIGITAL TK-2000
The TK-2000 was a clone of the Apple IIc for its Electronics part; and a copy of the Atari 1200XL for the casing part. For copyright reasons, Microdigital preferred to say that it was compatible with the Multitech MPF-II, an obscure Taiwanese computer which was somewhat compatible with the Apple II; but also added in its brochure that "a major part of Apple DOS software is compatible with the T...
ROBOTRON A5105
The Robotron A-5105 was intended to be used in former Eastern Germany schools where it should replace the outdated KC line of computers. Therefore, it was also called BIC which stands for "Bildungscomputer" ("educational computer").. Up to 16 computers could be linked into a network which was comprised of one teacher computer and several pupil systems. Each station could access the printers and plotters. A monochrome monitor was attached to the case ...
MSX  MSX 2
After the (relative) success of the MSX 1 computer (in Japan, Europe and South America), Microsoft and ASCII presented its successor. The main new feature was the very enhanced graphic modes, no other computers were able to display such graphics! The 128 KB VRAM was very impressive! It had a battery-backed clock and a new MMU (to handle more than the Z80 64KB limit). The MSX 2 standard, like the MSX 1, was designed by ASCII, the new operating system MSX DOS 2.0 ...
ROBERTS Paddle IV
A classic pong from Roberts with four games (hence the name of the system) and detachables paddles. Apparently made in Japan. The two paddles can be attached to each side of the system, or taken apart. There are only equiped with a unique dial. The general cosmetic design of the Paddle IV looks like the Commodore 64 one. Round edges and beige/creamy color. The games selection is made with a knob... PROMOTIONAL CATCHERS: - Featuring 4 games with detachable...
AMSTRAD  CPC 664
The Amstrad CPC 664 was sold for only one year. Successor to the Amstrad CPC 464, it was quickly replaced by the Amstrad CPC 6128. It was sold with a monochrome green or colour monitor and a built-in floppy disk drive. The floppy disk format was the Hitachi 3 inch, an uncommon format already used on the Tatung Einstein and the Oric Atmos. CPC 464, its p...
PRAVETZ 8D
The Pravetz 8D was a Bulgarian clone of the Oric Atmos featuring a Bulgarian version of the 6502 processor called CM630, 16 KB of ROM and 48 KB of RAM The keyboard was almost the same as the original Atmos version, including a MK key, similar to the CTRL key, a C/L key allowing to display Cyrillic or Latin alphabets, and cursor keys. As in Pravets 82 (etc), the original lowercase characters were replaced by cyrillic characters a...
UNIVERSUM TV Multi-Spiel (Handheld)
This is a handheld pong, since everything is contained in one handheld controller. It is the same system as the Radio-Shack TV Scoreboard. See this entry for more info. However, the system pictured here does not have the shooting games implemented, it's the 4 game version....
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A
The Texas Instrument TI 99/4A was a very succesful computer. A large number ROM cartridges (36 KB each) were developped for this computer, as the popular Extended Basic. Up to seven peripherals could be connected : 32 KB RAM extension, RS232c, Disk controler (90 KB per disk, up to 3 disk-drives), speech synthetiser, Peripheral Expansion box, and so on... One item of note is that the bus architecture for the Peripheral Expansion box (PE) was the basis for the N...
CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES Workslate
Convergent Technologies of Santa Clara, California introduced the Worslate the same time as the Tandy Model 100. Although it was about the same size of the Model 100, the Workslate was primarily a spreadsheet machine. No other software could be loaded except some application which was adaptations of the basic spreadsheet program. The Workslate used a CMOS version of the old 6800 processor and 16B KB of RAM. RAM size couldn't be extended and allowed a limited 7...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-86
The HP-86 series was the same machines as the HP-87 but used a 9" or 13" external monochrome monitor. The built-in BASIC language derived from the HP-85's but featured about 20 additional graphics commands. It also allowed to directly address the ports of external modules. Two vdersions were successively released: The 86-A had 64 KB of RAM and was fully compatible with the 87-A. It had built-in interfaces for a prin...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Ian
1/17/2021
EAGLE COMPUTERS INC. Spirit
I''m only 19 years late to help Chris probably, but in case someone else finds this thread, the full text of the Eagle Spirit PC User''s Guide is archived at https://archive.org/stream/eagle_pc_spirit_users_guide_nov83/Eagle_PC_Spirit_Users_Guide_Nov83_djvu.txt

Geoff Barnard
1/16/2021
EPSON  HC / HX-20
Anyone looking for the famous game for the HX-20, by Simon Taylor, BOMBER/BLITZ, this has now been ''recovered'' from an old microcassette from Simon. .WAV ready to LOAD can be downloaded from: https://www.pjspot.com/hx-20/?page_id$322 Geoff

Gerard
1/12/2021
OLIVETTI  M24
There was also a portable version, the Olivetti M21. Pretty much exactly the same spec but in a ''luggable'' format very similar to the IBM Portable PC except with Olivetti styling panache. It had a 9" monochrome (amber) screen, but with colour output available to an external monitor. The keyboard was a weak point$ mine has several dodgy keys.

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Forth https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sergio
1/11/2021
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
Hi, mpf rom : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xKMKYQOycEDEls7L9c6WUKsk9V1DmLWd/view?usp$sharing

Sexper
1/11/2021
NINTENDO Nintendo 64
Named for its 64-bit central processing unit, it was released in June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, and March 1997 in Europe and Australia. It was the last major home console to use the ROM cartridge as its primary storage format until the Switch in 2017.$9$ The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in 2002 following the launch of its successor, the GameCube.

Benoit (Belgium)
1/9/2021
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
The little pens for the printer can be revived with some patience. When dried up, remove carefully the plastic end, humidify (alcohol) and excercise the roller. It will eventually roll again. Then fill the little cartridge with inkjet ink (available cheap in bottles). I revived the 4 colors.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TENNIS
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SPELLMASTER
Cambridge Computers Z88
Computer Concepts Ltd - 1988
 application - wordprocessor
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
SPRINT 2
Arcade
Kee Games - 1976
 game - car - racing - top-down view
TIMEPARADOX
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
T-MEK (32X) (84520)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Atari, Bits Corporation, Time Warner Interactive - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
HOME MAHJONG (G-1030)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
NIHONSHI NINPYOU
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1983
 game -
DODGE IT (VIDEOCART-16)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
JIMMY CONNORS' TENNIS (PA2085)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer), Ubi Soft - 1993
 game - sport - tennis
SOLDIER
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique, Mediaplay - 1983
 game - strategy - war
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
BOXING (MG1012)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - boxing - sport
SEGA-GALAGA (G-1022)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Namco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
HYDLIDE 3 - THE SPACE MEMORIES
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game -

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Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
Promotional picture

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
French advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
Geneva ad, Nov. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
Brochure - happy cou...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
First Victor advert ...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
 German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Brochure

SOCI╔T╔ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
UK advert (july 1984...

DYNALOGIC
HYPERION

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
Commodore brochure

COMMODORE
AMIGA 3000

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
German advert #2

COMMODORE
C64

 
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